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Denise Mauzerall
Denise Mauzerall

Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Public and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School

Ph.D., Atmospheric Chemistry, Harvard University
M.S., Enviromental Engineering, Stanford University
Sc.B. with honors, Chemistry, Brown University

Room: 445 Robertson Hall, E412 Engineering Quad
Phone: 609-258-2498

Webpage: Atmospheric Modeling and Policy

Curriculum Vitae

Honors and Awards

  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contributing author. The IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Vice President Al Gore (2007)
  • Executive Committee, Cooperative Institute for Climate Science, Princeton University and NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (2006)
  • Science Steering Committee, International Geosphere Biosphere Program (IGBP), Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (including human impacts) (2005 - 2010)
  • National Research Council / National Academy of Science, Committee on Air Quality Management in the United States. (2/2001- 4/2004)
  • NASA New Investigators Program grant (2002-2006)

Concurrent University Appointments

  • Associated Faculty, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (2007 - present)
  • Associated Faculty, Department of Geosciences (1999 - present)
  • Associated Faculty, Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) (1999 - present)


Research Areas

  • Atmospheric Chemistry
  • Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Climate
  • Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Research Interests

The objective of my research group is to utilize science to inform the development of far-sighted air quality policy. We explore linkages between air pollution and health, energy, and climate change. Recent research projects have examined the impacts of air pollution on agriculture and health in China, inter-continental transport of air pollutants, environmental consequences and alternatives to nitrogen oxide emissions trading, regional attribution of ozone production and associated radiative forcing to emissions from specific regions of the world, and the benefit that methane emission controls can have on reducing background ozone concentrations and reducing associated impacts on human health and climate change.

Updated: January 31, 2017